06 Apr '11, 2am

UK government cancels #solar projects on its own estates as a result of PV feed-in tariff cuts. Joined-up or what.

The government has cancelled its own flagship solar energy project because the Department of Energy and Climate Change's (DECC) proposed cuts to solar feed-in tariff incentives will make the scheme unviable. That is the charge from "stakeholders" who contributed to a Whitehall project to assess the potential for fitting solar panels across the government estate, following a workshop on the topic at the Cabinet Office last November. FURTHER READING Feed-in tariff fight intensifies as developers predict halt to solar projects Budget 2011: Loss of investment tax relief "another kick in the nuts" for solar BusinessGreen has learned that the project was quietly cancelled last month, just a week after the government launched a controversial review of feed-in tariffs for solar installations with over 50kW that proposes deep cuts to the incentives of between 40 and 70 per cent. At...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2040722/feed-tariff-...

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